Senior Buyer - Electronics

We’re seeking an exceptional Electronics Senior Buyer to join our Supply Chain Team, based at our new purpose-built premises in Lancaster Way Business Park, Ely. You will play a key role in managing relationships with suppliers and support optimization of the procurement function. This is a fantastic opportunity to join us and our mission to enable everyone who needs minimum access surgery the benefit of access to Versius our surgical robot.

About CMR Surgical

CMR is an exciting and evolving company to be joining right now.  Our commitment to our goal of building a world-class medical devices company is underpinned by the ground-breaking innovation of our next generation of surgical robots and a diverse team of talented and supportive individuals.

At CMR we’re pushing boundaries – enhancing immense human skill with technology to deliver the best surgical care which is why we’re proud to be the Official Medical Device Partner of ParalympicsGB, the team of elite athletes that challenge perceptions of what humans can achieve. The team that inspires us with their determination, their precision and control.

We’re breaking new ground which makes working here exciting, it provides autonomy, opportunity and makes the things you do visible. Come and join us and see what you’re capable of.


  • Developing, tracking and reporting key supplier metrics
  • Leading negotiations with stakeholders and external electronic suppliers
  • Finalising purchase details of orders and deliveries 
  • Evaluating current electronics supply chain status & where appropriate, look to reduce Electronics ASL
  • Price management – Analyse PCBA BOMs
  • Manage procurement with select PCBA and ancillary component suppliers
  • Assessing, managing and mitigating risks to supply chain
  • Building a culture of cost control & cost avoidance for long-term procurement savings 
  • Developing a clear vision and strategy for suppliers, and related source plan 
  • Monitoring the health of dedicated supplier portfolio(s), minimising exposure to supply risks and developing contingency plans for material crises
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to understand needs, technology, deliverables and translating into a viable robust sourcing strategy
  • Responsible for end-to-end sourcing process including supplier selection, negotiating, contracting and any other activities associated to contract and supplier management? 
  • Identifying, selecting and growing large scale supply chain partnerships, delivering cost savings against agreed business strategy
  • Performance management of strategic suppliers by creating and monitoring service
  • level agreements (SLA) and key performance indicators (KPI)? 
  • Instrumental in developing sound procurement policies and procedures and implementing them throughout the business.
  • Promoting best practice in contract management and supplier selection
  • Ensuring a culture of continuous improvement with all suppliers 

About you

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have/be:

  • Experience in commodity management in Electronics
  • Experience leading procurement teams and activities
  • Familiarity with high-tech products which include advanced Control, Sensing, Ethernet electronics/electrical engineering
  • Detailed knowledge of SMT manufacture and testing requirements
  • Ability to cost a PCBA BOM
  • A high proficiency in NetSuite, MS Office and BI-tools
  • The ability to gather, analyse and report data
  • A talent for negotiations and networking
  • A genuine desire to help and support team members so that we can all achieve our best.

It would also be helpful if you have:

  • Previous experience of working within Medical Device, Automotive or Aerospace industry experience
  • ISO13485 experience  

At CMR we’re building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace; what matters most to us is that you identify with our values and are passionate about making a difference so don’t be put off applying if your experience isn't perfectly matched with this role.

We’d really like to hear from applicants from underrepresented groups and we recognise everyone has individual personal circumstances, so we’re open to discussing reduced / flexible / hybrid working hours for this role.

Why Join Us?

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package including a bonus, non-contributory pension, private healthcare which covers pre-existing conditions, annual personal day for every    employee to use however they wish and enhanced global parental leave pay.

We recognise that everyone has a life outside of work and at times we can experience things which are significant and can impact on our working lives. We’ve just launched our Global Parental Leave and Health and Wellbeing leave supporting our colleagues going through the menopause, fertility cycles or pregnancy loss and those going through gender reassignment; allowing them time to look after themselves and those close to them.  

CMR can support with travel reimbursement for in-person interviews, providing you live a certain distance from our offices/ sites or if you need a taxi for access needs. Please just get in touch with us if you have any questions about this, we’re happy to help.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you!





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